University of Scranton faculty members were honored for their contributions toward enhancing the university community at a ceremony held during the spring semester.
Joseph Hammond Jr., Scott Township, received a Provost Part-Time Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He joined The University of Scranton in 1981. He is an adjunct professor of accounting and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program director. The VITA program provides low- and moderate- income individuals and families with free assistance in completing and filing federal, state and local tax returns.
Yamile Silva Gualteros, Ph.D., Clarks Summit, received the Excellence in Advancing Global Learning Award. Dr. Silva Gualteros, who joined the University’s faculty in 2009, is an assistant professor of World Languages and Cultures, program director for Latin American Studies and an associate faculty member in the Women’s Studies Program. Dr. Silva has been instrumental in offering students opportunities to study abroad and bringing high-profile scholars to campus. She earned her doctoral and master’s degrees in Hispanic literature and cultures from the University of Massachusetts and her bachelor’s degree in modern languages and linguistics from Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia.